2 Lashkar-e-Taiba associates apprehended with arms, ammunition in J-K’s Shopian

Srinagar: Security forces apprehended two terrorist associates belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir and recovered 24 rounds of AK ammunition along with one AK rifle and one magazine from a nearby orchard.

“On the intervening night of 22-23 February 2022, based on specific intelligence inputs of presence of war-like shops in Awanira and Shed Chak villages of Shopian district, Indian Army and J&K Police apprehended two hardcore terrorist associates or Over Ground Workers (OGW) is affiliated to Lashkar in a deliberately planned and swiftly executed joint operation,” said Defense PRO, Srinagar. The arrested OGWs have been identified as Amir Amin alias Umar and Aaqib Mustaq Lone, residents of Avnira in Shed Chak area.

The Army said that based on a detailed investigation and interrogation by the police, one AK rifle and a magazine with 24 rounds of AK ammunition were recovered from a nearby orchard.

It said, “The recovery of weapons and other war-like stores came after a joint operation on February 19 at village Cherimarg, in which Mohammad Qayoom Dar, a hardcore Lashkar terrorist from Pulwama, was killed.” (ANI)

First published:February 23, 2022, 9:08 pm

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